The new microbit.org website is now live! It better supports teachers of digital skills, whether they’re subject specialists or just getting started, with brand new original content written by experts in education and physical computing:
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First steps guides explaining the micro:bit from first use to features in-depth.
Quick projects in MakeCode, Python & Scratch, and longer design challenges which you can filter by level, device feature and topics for computing and other subjects.
New units of work, curriculum-linked lessons for ages 7-14, all downloadable and editable.
All content is free and available without logins or passwords.
Adam Leach, Managing Director of New Ventures at Nominet and Director of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation says:
“We all rely on teachers to help inspire our children to learn important new skills. Funding this project means we are helping busy teachers, including those who don’t have a technology background, to bring coding into the classroom. We know that when time is short, teachers appreciate being able to access and set up micro:bit lessons in less than 2 minutes.
“Our role at the heart of the UK’s internet infrastructure puts us in a unique position to be able to fund and support initiatives like micro:bit classroom. Doing so as part of our public benefit programme will go some way to help future-proof the UK’s digital workforce and economy, to ensure a vibrant digital future for all.”
Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated threat monitoring, detection, prevention, and analytics that is used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats. Our public benefit programme aims to improve the lives of one million people, providing support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.